The board may reprimand, place on probation, deny, suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue or renew the license of an applicant or a licensee for violation or any provision of Chapter 4753. of the Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code or any lawful order or rule of the board, and for unprofessional conduct, including but not limited to the following:
(A) Fraud, deception, or misrepresentation in obtaining or attempting to obtain a license or renewal of a license;
(B) Fraud, deception, or misrepresentation of a license;
(C) Altering a license;
(D) Aiding or abetting unlicensed practice;
(E) Committing fraud, deception, or misrepresentation in the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology including but not limited to:
(1) Making or filing a false report or record in the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology;
(2) Submitting a false statement to collect a fee; or
(3) Obtaining a fee through fraud, deception, or misrepresentation or accepting commissions or rebates or other forms of remuneration for referring persons to others.
(F) Using or prompting or causing the use of any misleading. deceiving, improbable, or untruthful advertising matter, promotional literature, testimonial, guarantee, warranty, label, brand, insignia, or any other representation;
(G) Falsely representing the use or availability of services or advice of a physician;
(H) Misrepresenting the applicant, licensee, or holder by using the word "doctor" or any similar word, abbreviation, or symbol if the use is not accurate or if the degree was not obtained from a regionally or nationally accredited institution recognized by the board;
(I) Committing any act of gross misconduct, dishonorable, immoral, or unprofessional conduct while engaging in the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology;
(J) Engaging in illegal, incompetent or habitually negligent practice;
(K) Providing professional services while:
(1) Mentally incompetent;
(2) Under the influence of alcohol; or
(3) Using any narcotic or controlled dangerous substance or other drug that may impair decision making or quality of care.
(L) Providing services or promoting the sale of devices, appliances, or products to a person who cannot reasonably be expected to benefit from such services, devices, appliances, or products in accordance with results utilizing appropriate assessment procedures and instruments;
(M) Violating any provision of this law, any lawful order given, or rule or regulation adopted by the board.
(N) Being convicted of or pleading guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or to a crime involving moral turpitude, whether or not any appeal or other proceeding is pending to have the conviction or plea set aside; or
(O) Being disciplined by a licensing or disciplinary authority of this or any other state or country or convicted or disciplined by a court of this or any other state or country for an act that would be grounds for disciplinary action under this rule.
(P) Performing any professional practice duties without proper training.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4753.05
Rule Amplifies: 4753.10
Prior Effective Dates: Eff 4-22-76; 11-16-92 (Emer.); 2-9-93; 9-10-94; 8-23-04